Rich­mond can ex­pect sunny and brisk weather for marathon

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - RTD WEATHER DESK - BY JOHN BOYER Check Rich­mond.com/weather or John Boyer’s videos and fore­cast up­dates. Con­tact him at JBoyer@times­dis­patch.com.

The sky over Rich­mond will look sunny and invit­ing this week­end, but you’ll step out the door to some brisk, al­most-win­try tem­per­a­tures.

We’re likely to see plenty of cloudi­ness and show­ers on Fri­day as a cold front passes through, but the last of it should clear out right be­fore day­break Satur­day.

High pres­sure will keep things dry over the week­end, but there will be a chilly breeze as that fair weather builds into the re­gion on Satur­day. That wind could add an ex­tra bit of dis­com­fort for run­ners and spec­ta­tors alike.

An­them Rich­mond Marathon

7:45 a.m. start: partly cloudy

tem­per­a­tures in the lower to mid-40s

wind from the north­west at 10 mph, with gusts to 20 mph

rel­a­tive hu­mid­ity around 70 per­cent

Mid- to late morn­ing: sky turn­ing mostly sunny

tem­per­a­tures in the up­per 40s

slightly stronger north­west wind at 15 mph, with gusts to 25 mph (wind com­ing from the north­west would be nearly per­pen­dic­u­lar to both the Huguenot Bridge and Lee Bridge)

rel­a­tive hu­mid­ity of 40 to 60 per­cent

Mid­day and early af­ter­noon: mostly sunny tem­per­a­tures in the lower 50s

con­tin­ued breeze from the north­west at 15 mph, with a few higher gusts

rel­a­tive hu­mid­ity of 30 to 40 per­cent

Last year’s marathon weather:

Nov. 11, 2017, was also a clear and dry day, but had even colder tem­per­a­tures, rang­ing from the up­per 20s to lower 40s.

Vet­er­ans Day

The Com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia’s Vet­er­ans Day Cer­e­mony runs from 11 a.m. to noon on Sun­day at Dog­wood Dell Am­phithe­ater. The Armistice Day Fes­ti­val will be held the same day, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Car­il­lon. sunny tem­per­a­ture in the lower to mid-40s

light and vari­able wind

Oth­er­wise, Sun­day’s tem­per­a­tures in the Rich­mond area will range from the up­per 20s at day­break to up­per 40s in the midafter­noon.

Wide­spread freeze

Sun­day is shap­ing up to bring our cold­est low tem­per­a­tures so far this fall, thanks to clear skies, light wind and high pres­sure.

Tem­per­a­tures will fall to the mid- to up­per 20s across cen­tral Vir­ginia by day­break on Sun­day.

Most weather sta­tions in the Pied­mont re­gion of Vir­ginia al­ready re­ported their first freeze on Oct. 22, but some spots along lakes, rivers and within the cities haven’t dipped be­low 32 de­grees yet.

Rich­mond In­ter­na­tional Air­port bot­tomed out at only 33 last month, so this week­end may bring the first of­fi­cial freeze there. If so, it would be about a week later than the av­er­age date for RIC’s first freeze, but not unusu­ally late con­sid­er­ing how much it has var­ied over the years.

Sun­day could also be the of­fi­cial end of the grow­ing sea­son for Hamp­ton Roads and the Penin­su­las, with lower 30s pre­dicted for most of the Tide­wa­ter re­gion.

ALEXA WELCH EDLUND/TIMES-DIS­PATCH

Tem­per­a­tures will be cool at the start of the An­them Rich­mond Marathon on Satur­day, but warmer than last year, as run­ners bun­dled up against the cold.

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